Search Tag: point-of-care ultrasound

ICU Management

2017 19 Sep

With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

IMAGING Management

FUJIFILM SonoSite Strengthens European Organisation

2017 25 Aug

 Torsten Walther, European Sales Director, and Volker Keller, European Marketing Director, FUJIFILM SonoSiteFUJIFILM SonoSite has restructured its direct sales and marketing activities in Europe to better serve the shifting point-of-care (POC) ultrasound market. This will provide a more consolidated voice for the company’s customers across Belgium,... Read more

Health Management

The TUBE Approach to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 21 Aug

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total Ultrasound Body Examination – thanks to the development of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Christophe Aveline, Consultant Anaesthetist in critical care and surgery at the Sévigné Private hospital in Rennes, is an advocate... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-care Ultrasound Helps to Enhance Patient Care in Emergency Medicine

2017 29 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound is used on a daily basis to help assess and treat patients attending the emergency departmentLondon’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital relies on point-of-care ultrasound to help assess and treat patients in its emergency department. EMED consultant Dr Parmy Deol explained: “The emergency department uses ultrasound on a daily... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Takes to the Skies

2017 20 Jul

 EHAAT crew members and the SonoSite team with the new helicopterSonoSite representatives joined Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) at Audley End House in Essex on the 25th June as the charity celebrated its 20th anniversary and unveiled its rebranded fleet – including the first public appearance of its recently purchased Augusta Westland AW169 helicopter... Read more

ICU Management

Creating a New Standard for Emergency Care

2017 16 Jun

Point-of-care ultrasound is helping clinicians at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre to assess a wide range of patientsPoint-of-care (POC) ultrasound is now commonly used in emergency departments throughout the UK. These instruments provide valuable insight for the assessment of both trauma and non-trauma patients, as well as helping to guide... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-Care Ultrasound goes Underground

2017 16 Jun

Consultant Anaesthetist Stephan Rauscher uses point-of-care ultrasound as part of his daily routine working in the emergency department (ED) at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart. He is also involved in the training and scheduling of emergency physicians from the department. Any of these clinicians could potentially be called to an emergency in the... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Streamline Management of Cardiac Arrest

2017 13 Jun

Point-of-care systems are ideal for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s emergency ultrasound training programmePoint-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the management of cardiac arrest, as Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained: “We know that the prognosis for a patient with a beating... Read more

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Point-of-care ultrasound transforms sports and exercise medicine in Jersey

2017 04 Jun

A FUJIFILM SonoSite Edge ultrasound system has revolutionised Dr Adam Garnett’s sport and exercise medicine practice.Sportsmen and women on the Channel Island of Jersey are benefitting from the introduction of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Adam Garnett, a sports and exercise medicine consultant at the Jersey Sports Medicine Clinic, explained: “My interest... Read more

IMAGING Management

Streamlining Management of Cardiac Arrest with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 29 May

Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the emergency sector, enabling hospital clinicians and paramedics responding to an urgent call for medical assistance to assess a patient’s condition. Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained how ultrasound contributes to the management of cardiac... Read more